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Washington Island Stavkirke (2 of 2)

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 30 September 2020 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Washington Island Stavkirke is a Stave Church located in Washington Island, Wisconsin. It is owned and operated by Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and is positioned a few hundred yards away from it.
In this second shot, I wanted to show more detail in the architecture and the ornamentation at the top of the gable roofs. The volunteer-led construction of the church began in 1983 and was modeled after the Borgund Stave Church built in 1150 Borgund, Lærdal, Norway. It was created to reflect the Scandinavian heritage of Washington Island and was originally proposed by James Reiff, who was the acting pastor of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran church from 1978–1985. The building has twelve 18-foot masts all harvested locally from Washington Island. Eleven of the masts are Pine and one is White Fir. There are 9,600 four-inch wide shingles that make up the six-tiered roof of the Stavkirke. The church was completed and dedicated in the summer of 1995.

Around 5,000 people visit the Stavkirke annually. During the summer, there is a weekly Wednesday service that is held in the building. Both weddings and baptisms are held at the building through requests.

We were unable to enter the church at the time that we were there.

A two-shot panoramic captured August 17, 2020.

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By Marie from Villages du Lac de Paladru, France

This wooden church has a lot of charm and I like the simplicity far from the pomp of some others. Nice sepia process

30 Sep 2020 5:09am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

The roof is very interesting. Judging from the photos, the new continent prefers complex roofs in houses. They feel like it’s not easy to get them to hold the rain.

30 Sep 2020 5:24am

Ginnie Hart from Netherlands

Because I have seen stave churches in Norway, Steven, I am thrilled to see this from you in America, of all places. YAY.

30 Sep 2020 5:45am

jpla from Anjou, France

joli traitement

30 Sep 2020 6:23am

claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

J'aime beaucoup le rendu de ta photo !

30 Sep 2020 6:38am

jeanmadis from Chonburi, Thailand

Architecture tout à fait originale, tellement différente de nos chapelles que l'on trouve principalement en Europe.
Merci pour toutes les informations concernant l'origine de cette structure, jointes à cette belle image.

30 Sep 2020 7:15am

lisl from Bath, United Kingdom

It's good to see more detail in this unusual church, Steven

30 Sep 2020 7:52am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

another nice capture of this excellent vernacular architecture. Beautiful woodwork and the girl exercising is a nice surreal touch

30 Sep 2020 8:31am

Daniel from Perpignan, France

Super !

30 Sep 2020 9:35am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Beautiful treatment and superb architecture!

30 Sep 2020 9:37am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Excellent image Steven and I love the treatment. 5*

30 Sep 2020 10:08am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

so attractive house !

30 Sep 2020 11:31am

Rose Swalls from United States

I so love this! Of all the photos I saw when I googled it, this just might be my favorite.

30 Sep 2020 1:01pm

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

The architecture of the church is special .
I like the color conversion very much .
And thanks for the interesting information.

30 Sep 2020 1:07pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Magnifiquement empilement de toits !!

30 Sep 2020 2:11pm

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Indeed this is a real stavkirke

30 Sep 2020 2:16pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

ANoher fine view of this church. Interesting architecture

30 Sep 2020 2:42pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bel effet

30 Sep 2020 2:47pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Great job on the photo...

30 Sep 2020 3:06pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine picture of this great building. Style is wonderful.

30 Sep 2020 3:35pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wonderful image of the superb church in sun and shadow .

30 Sep 2020 3:38pm

Devi from Chennai, India

But for that Cross at the top, one could never imagine that this is a Church!
Brilliant capture Steven...and thank you for the info :))

30 Sep 2020 3:38pm

Florence from Bretagne, France

I have never seen such a church before! What a beauty! Thanks for this photo!

30 Sep 2020 3:50pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

The Stave Church is really beautiful.

30 Sep 2020 4:12pm

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Beautiful vintage mood with this mono !

30 Sep 2020 4:25pm

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Very suitable tones for that building.

30 Sep 2020 6:32pm

Remus from Portugal

I like the conversion to sepia. The shadows gained prominence.
Very beautiful capture!

30 Sep 2020 6:55pm

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Completly another timeless look in this monochrome tonings.

30 Sep 2020 7:01pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

magnifique, très beaux détails et tes explications très attrayantes. Merci.

30 Sep 2020 7:29pm

Calusarus from Valence, France

Very nice processing on this building

30 Sep 2020 7:55pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

L O V E L Y !!!!!!

30 Sep 2020 9:25pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

A very nice shot of that unusual building. The girl adds a nice perspective.

30 Sep 2020 10:44pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

a well executed stitch. I read carefully, expecting some comment about the unusual posture of your model.

1 Oct 2020 1:11am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A beautiful image. This church is really beautiful. I love the architecture.

1 Oct 2020 1:38am

Sam from Chennai, India

A great capture of this old Church. Beautiful architecture and lovely details. Superb. :)

1 Oct 2020 7:46am

willy from Belgium

très belle architecture de cette église en bois Steven


1 Oct 2020 12:40pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

such unique architectural style

1 Oct 2020 6:31pm

jean pierre from Paris, France

superbe architecture!!

3 Oct 2020 5:16am

Joëlle from France

Belle capture et mise en lumière

4 Oct 2020 4:59am

omar from Hamburg, Germany

Awesome building! Nice with the shadow light situation.

6 Oct 2020 11:27am